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How to Set Up Your TP-Link Router
How to Set Up Your TP-Link Router
Updated over a week ago

Overview: Follow these steps to correctly set up your TP-Link router and ensure you have a stable internet connection.

Pre-Requisite: Reset

This guide assumes that the TP-Link is new or has been reset. If this is not the case please reset the router to factory settings by holding the reset button until all the LEDs light up then start to flash, release and wait for it to reboot.

Step 1: Connect the TP-Link Router to the Modem

  1. Find your modem, which is usually a device mounted on the wall with the Pine Media logo.

  2. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to port 4/WAN on the TP-Link router labeled 'LAN/WAN.'

  3. Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into your modem.

Step 2: Connect to the Router's WiFi Network

  1. Using a device (like your smartphone or laptop), search for the WiFi network broadcasted by the TP-Link router.

  2. Connect to this WiFi network, the wireless password is located on the manufacturers label on the underside of the router - you won't be able to access anything online just yet.

Step 3: Access the Router's Web Interface

  1. Open a web browser and go to

  2. When prompted for a login password, enter "admin". It may also ask for a username but not always, this is also "admin". Please ensure that these are entered in lower case.

Step 4: Change the Router's Operation Mode

  1. Click on the 'Advanced' tab in the web interface.

  2. Select the 'Operation Mode' option.

  3. Choose 'Wireless Router Mode.'

  4. Allow the router to reboot, which can take up to five minutes.

Step 5: Complete Quick Setup

  1. After the router restarts, repeat steps 1-3 above to reconnect to the router's WiFi and access its web interface.

  2. Go to the 'Quick Setup' tab.

  3. Set the ISP to 'Other.'

  4. Choose the 'PPPoE' connection type.

  5. Enter your PPPoE Username and Password, which should be provided by Pine Media.

Finishing Up

Once these steps are completed, your TP-Link router should be fully operational. You can now enjoy your internet connection through the configured router.

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